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Nutritional Counselling: Why You Might Need A Little Support
Bloating, cramps, gas, pain, acid reflux, irregular menstrual cycles, severe PMS, diarrhea and constipation are not to be overlooked and taken lightly. This is often the first sign that your body is out of balance and needs support. Rashes, eczema, rosacea, athletes foot, and skin tags are even more ways your body can show you that your body needs support on the inside. Your skin in one of your biggest detox organs and is a simple way for your body to deal with toxins needing to get removed from the body. Fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, mood swings and panic attacks are again, even more ways, and more serious, that your brain is not getting the nutritional supports that it needs.
All internal and external symptoms that your body is experiencing are ways that your body communicates with you that something is not quite right with your digestion, absorption and assimilation of the food you eat. Or perhaps, the food you are eating is adding to the problem. Yes, I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s very true. The most simple way to explain these conditions is...YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Your bodies tissues, cells, bones, brain, organs, joints, skin, eyes and more are regenerating and re-growing themselves your whole life. “About 330 billion cells are replaced daily...In 80-100 days, 30 trillion will have replenished-the equivalent of a new you.” Our Bodies Replace Billions of Cells Every Day by Mark Fischetti, Jen Christiansen in scientific American
What you eat, builds you a new body over and over gain. If you give your body poor building material, it cannot build a quality body. If your processing plant aka the digestive system is malfunctioning-you cannot bring in the needed building material to rebuild, renew and grow healthy cells, hormones, proteins etc. Thankfully, the very important intestinal cells- epithelial cells-that assist in these vital functions, replace themselves every 5 days. This means, you can begin to turn your health around pretty fast! This is where things get tricky and often confusing. What do YOU EAT? Low fat, high fat, high protein, vegan, vegetarian and on and on and on...
As we have reviewed, there are many signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing, that you may have dismissed as not a big deal, that you feel are just “normal” parts of being human. I am here to ask you not to ignore your body. Tune in and listen, and please pay attention before it gets worse. I have personally been there, done that and wish someone would have helped me turn things around sooner. I had constant fatigue, excess weight creeping on, lack of motivation, retention and memory lapses, foot rashes, low libido, constant stuffy nose, allergies, bloating and diarrhea. I thought I was eating healthy and did not understand why my young son was getting colds and asthma flair ups. It seemed to be so complicated to know what to eat which motivated me to study nutrition and go on a long journey of learning, healing and cooking!
In conclusion, I cannot say that my learning journey is completely over because the human body is amazing and complex. There is still so much to learn but I can say that I personally feel much better and know that I have tapped into Nutritional Truths that I would love to share with you. Some are simple yet oh so powerful and others may require a bit more effort to implement into your daily life but your health, well being and spirit deserve the best possible care. I truly believe food is medicine and that if your body is given the right nutritional building blocks, it can reverse any ailment, it can rebuild healthy robust cells that will provide foundational roots for you to live a vibrant life full of happiness.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
You may have recently gone to see your Naturopathic Doctor, Dietician, Nutritionist or Family Doctor and have been told to go on an elimination diet such as the GAPS protocol, AIP protocol, gluten free/dairy free diet, or a nightshade free diet. You may have a huge list of food sensitivities from a recent test and are not sure what to do. You may feel low in energy, have major fatigue, brain fog, and on top of all that have multiple symptoms such bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
This can be very tricky and cumbersome to deal with and often leave you feeling overwhelmed-leading to burnout-and then giving up all together. I get it, that's why I decided to dive into the world of nutrition and find a way to help people get well and feel better-a way to address the root cause of illness using the power of food and proper nutrition that enables you to be the best version of yourself.
Join my weekly group nutrition workshops or book a one on one consultation if you need support, direction and motivation to get started on the path of health.